Two years and 10 months ago, Clear Blue sent me a gift basket. The ovulation tests weren’t working for me and they can be expensive (particularly after trying to get pregnant for 8 months). After speaking to Clear Blue they were kind enough to send me the gift basket.
The fertility monitor was amazing. It was easy to use and we got pregnant the second time using it. Presto!
My period came back shortly after stopping my pumping schedule at 19 months. I had to stop due to surgery. But it’s been all kinds of whack a do. The cycle itself has been a consistent 28 days but I’ve experienced long periods, and spotting in between periods. Completely different than before pumpkin. In order to better understand my cycle and to see if I’m ovulating at all, I decided to re-use my Clear Blue Fertility Monitor.
Clear Blue says that a fertility monitor can be re-used without any issues. Here are a few things that I’ve learned so far about re-using the monitor:
Getting back on a schedule is hard.
Read how to set your day 1.
It started with a peak right away
Start the monitor around the time you will actually be peeing.
I’ve missed two days of taking the tests. I am pretty much scrapping this first month and starting over next month. I admit that the first time around I was a bit more….obsessive. Now I’m still trying to wake up in the morning and stumbling to the bathroom.
I initially set my day one incorrectly and it took five readings of the manual and a lot of random button pushing to figure out how to fix it. In the first five days you can cancel or re-do your date. After that it’s stuck.
. I don’t think this is because I am ovulating right now (should be in a week), but I think I remember that it went to peak right away the first time I used the monitor. Or I could totally be using it wrong because of my skipped days.
You do get a 3 hour window but if you want to test every morning (which I believe is recommended), then you need to set it in the morning.
Here’s to hoping that I get some information about my cycles and if I’m ovulating at all. Have you re-used a fertility monitor before? Any tips?